10 Reasons Why Halloween is Hard on Costumers
- Making everyone else’s costume is way more fun
- And we do mean everyone’s
- No one gets your references
- When you go to Jo-Ann’s you feel the need to mark your territory
- Costume contests are really bikini contests in disguise
- Wear your nice costume to a bar? Ruined
- Wear a simple costume to a bar? Everyone’s disappointed
- The guy who dressed up as ‘life handing out lemons’ got more attention than your foam latex mask, vaccum-formed armor, and hand-made chain link suit
- And he’s way more comfortable
- Waaaay more comfortable
Let’s face it, nothing beats making something for someone who is amazed by it! Working with other people means making things you never would’ve tried on your own, and they don’t see all the mistakes you’re hung up on.
How did giving a friend a hand turn you into a costume printer with free ink? You’re not doing anyone any favors by biting off more than you can chew – but it all looks so delicious!
What’s the point of making a historically accurate medieval gown if everyone just calls you a princess? This is why finding your ‘people’ at conventions and festivals is so addicting.
Do you dread like being seen as another last-minute ‘DIY diva’ with a butterick pattern and some $2/yard fabric? Do you find yourself greeting managers by name as you walk in just so everyone knows you’re a hardcore customer? Yeah me neither.
Almost like an anti-costume contest, where the least amount of costume results in the highest score. Well don’t you feel silly.
Even if you manage to keep food, drink, and bodily fluids off your masterpiece, can you really enjoy yourself when your hard work is in danger?
Suddenly making a few costumes makes you contractually obligated to spending hundreds of dollars and hours wowing people too drunk to remember your costume tomorrow.
You want to like the creativity, you want to laugh, but at the moment you’re hot, itchy, and covered in prosthetics. Life really isn’t fair.
Sitting is a luxury you can’t afford.
You might want to just go home and start on that costume plot you’ve been putting off.